Fairfax Virginia Law Blog
A heavily trafficked road within the city of Burke in Fairfax County was shut down for much of the day on Tuesday, September 11th, after a crash between several cars happened and made the area impassible. Reports from the Fairfax County Police Department suggest that the accident involved a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, although it is not clear if this second vehicle was an SUV, a car, a pickup truck, or something else. The two were traveling along the well-known and well-driven Fairfax County Parkway when the collision took place.
Two cars were traveling down Old Mount Vernon Road in an area of Fairfax County located somewhat to the south of the city of Alexandria when something happened to cause them to collide with one another. Reports from the Fairfax County Police Department are currently misty as the investigation into the incident remains underway. We do know that following the crash one of the people involved died, but we are not informed regarding the identities, ages, or places of residence of any of those involved.
Early in August, five individuals were sitting together in an SUV that was headed down the southward lane of Route 234 in Prince William County. Reports from the Virginia State Police put the time at close to 5:00 in the evening, and the area where the car was traveling was close to where Route 234 intersects with Interstate 66. This area is also close to the Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus, and the SUV was drawing very near to this campus when a car headed down the northern lane of Route 234 suddenly swerved out of that lane and into the southbound lane.
Several days ago, we reported on a crash in Falls Church that involved an unidentified pedestrian. The crash, which happened on Labor Day (Monday, September 3rd) happened sometime around 2:00 in the morning. During the initial investigation, the police either had not identified the woman or had not contacted any of the person’s family to let them know about the incident. For this reason, the name of the person involved was withheld from the public until just recently.
A fatal crash in Prince William County that happened towards the end of July has resulted in charges being handed to the driver of a car that the investigating authorities believe to be the vehicle responsible for the death. Official reports from Prince William County Police described the initial incident a little over a month ago, when it happened. In the early reports, we learned that it was on the 24th of July when a 2018 Subaru Forester and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu collided with one another at the intersection between Estate Manor Drive and Rollins Ford Road in the Prince William County town of Bristow.
Early in September, a car crash that happened in the Loudoun County city of Leesburg resulted in numerous lane closures along a highway passing through the area. According to reports from a spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff, Kraig Troxell, the incident happened early in the morning of Monday, September 3rd and involved at least two cars that were traveling down Route 15.
Two cars are were involved in a minor auto accident in Vienna on Wednesday, September 5th, and although the incident was not fatal one person still found themselves needing to go to a nearby hospital in order to undergo observation. Details regarding the incident are scant, but we do know that it was somewhere around 11:00 in the morning when the crash, which happened at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Courthouse Road, took place.
Labor Day weekend is normally a special time for families and friends to celebrate some of the later days of summer with a nice, long weekend. Cookouts, water sports, and general revelry are common during this time, and most people find themselves left with fond memories of the still long days and the slightly cooler nights.
Police with the Vienna Police Department were called in response to an incident which happened towards the end of August. Specially, it was on Saturday, August 25th, and close to 6:30 in the morning when two cars were driving along Maple Avenue East and became involved in a collision that turned into a hit-and-run.
A cyclist traveling through the area of Echols Street and East Street in Vienna on Sunday, August 19th, was involved in an accident after being struck by a car trying to make a left turn from East onto Echols shortly before 7:00 in the morning. While information relating to the incident is limited to the few sentences written up by the police for the City of Vienna’s Website, we do know much of the important information. Any additional facts that result from the Vienna Police’s investigation will likely reach the public through the official channels of this governing body, although it is not known if an investigation into the crash is considered ongoing or if the police have concluded any examination into the events and why the occurred.
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